Flying Aviation Expo

Schedule

31
Friday
Start:
9:00am
End:
10:00am
Where:
Location: Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: Robert Goyer, Editor-in-Chief, Flying Magazine - Moderator. Panelists: Dan Johnson -  LAMA, Jerry Gregoire - Redbird Flight Simulations, Tyson Weihs - Foreflight, and .Jim Alpiser – Garmin.

Speaker Bio: In Going Direct, Robert Goyer airs his thoughts on some of the most controversial aviation issues of the day.  Robert has been with Flying since 1994. During that time he had written and photographed hundreds of feature stories on a wide variety of topics.

Description: We live in a world of game changing technologies, from computerized controls, to robotics, widespread broadband internet and pervasive social media. None of these changes have been lost on the aviation world, which is having a hard time coming to terms with how our old guard ways of doing things will accommodate new and often more efficient and cheaper ways of doing the same thing while often doing it better. Our panel of aviation innovators will talk about how their technologies have and will change aviation, and we'll ask them what other disruptive technologies are on the horizon. 

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: Gary Reeves MCFI, ATP, Owner, Pilot Safety Workshops


Speaker Bio:
Gary Reeves is a 5000hour ATP, and Master Flight, Instrument, Multi-Engine Instructor.  A lead safety representative for the FAA Safety Team and a well known expert speaker in aviation safety. www.pilotsafety.org


Track:
Aircraft Maintenance and Technology 


Description:
This is a must-attend seminar for anyone who uses iPad, Android, and Handheld GPS.  With the increase in popularity, a huge increase in FAA violations and pilot mistakes has happened as well.  Come learn 10 simple steps to protect yourself and your pilot certificate.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Smoketree F
Details:

Speaker: Wayne Odegard, Vice President and General Manager, Aviation Laboratories

Speaker Bio: Mr. Odegard has been involved with aviation laboratory services for more than ten years.  He has Master's Degrees in both Chemistry and Business Administration from the University of Houston and has worked in multiple laboratory settings over his three decades of professional life.  Although not a pilot or aviation mechanic, Mr. Odegard's background in chemistry and metallurgy afford him useful insight into engine wear analysis.

Track: Workshop

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: Doug Stewart, MCFI, Executive Director of SAFE

Speaker Bio: Doug Stewart, the Executive Director of SAFE (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators) is a full time flight instructor and designated examiner having provided more than 10,800 hours of dual instruction with almost half of that being instrument instruction. He is an eight time Master CFI, and the 2004 National Flight Instructor of the Year. For many years he was the author of The Vintage Instructor column appearing in Vintage Airplane  magazine. He is also a frequent contributor to FAA Safety Briefing.  He has presented seminars to literally thousands of pilots from Coast to Coast and Border to Border.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: All too often pilots will act impulsively when faced with an unexpected event, and sometimes their "startle response" will weld the final link in the chain leading to an accident that sadly is fatal. Doug will present a variety of scenarios to help you prepare for that unexpected event, and offer vital suggestions to aid you in Doing The Right Thing when the unexpected does happen to you. 

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Santa Rosa
Details:

Speaker: Dr. Paul Foster, FAA

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: This presentation provides information concerning preventive maintenance, including who may perform it, the standards of performance applicable to it, authority for approval for return to service, and the applicable recording requirements.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker: Gregory Pinnell, MD, Senior AME, Senior Flight Surgeon USAFR

Speaker Bio: Dr. Gregory Pinnell is a board certified Family Practitioner and Senior Aviation Medical Examiner in Saginaw, Michigan.   He serves as a Senior Flight Surgeon for the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base as Deputy Chief of Space Bioastronautics for Human Space Flight Support serving NASA.  He is a member of  EAA's Aeromedical Advisory Council he also serves as an adjunct professor teaching Aviation Physiology at Western Michigan University College of Aviation.

Track: Medical & Legal

Description: Hypoxia has been causal or contributory in many aviation fatalities.  We will explore the physiology of altitude and why hypoxia awareness training is vital to high altitude operations.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: Max Trescott, CFI, Author

Speaker Bio: After 25 years in high tech, Max devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, consulting and giving seminars. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and specializes in teaching in Cirrus Aircraft and G1000-equipped airplanes.  He is the 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: Flying at night can be fun, but pilots should know the pitfalls and plan accordingly. The risks at night are different and higher, but they can be quantified and mitigated by cautious pilots who are well versed in night flying safety techniques. Learn ways to fly safely at night and avoid some of the pitfalls that continue to claim even experienced pilots in avoidable night flying accidents.

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
IMC Club IFR Proficiency Center, booth #1100/1108
Details:

Presenter:  Mike Cetinich

Description:  We will explore how to go about getting the weather information you need to make a go/no-go decision. When planning a trip, how do you evaluate what information to review and determine what the most critical information to base your decision.  I will advise the best way to look at the atmosphere, from the upper levels down to the surface, and the key features to review. I will then advise what types of weather information you should evaluate and where are the best sources for this information. Checking a box for your pre-flight briefing does not ensure your safety, understanding the information in your briefing may help you make a life saving decision.

 

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: Doug Stewart, MCFI, Executive Director of SAFE

Speaker Bio: Doug Stewart, the Executive Director of SAFE (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators) is a full time flight instructor and designated examiner having provided more than 10,800 hours of dual instruction with almost half of that being instrument instruction. He is an eight time Master CFI, and the 2004 National Flight Instructor of the Year. For many years he was the author of The Vintage Instructor column appearing in Vintage Airplane  magazine. He is also a frequent contributor to FAA Safety Briefing.  He has presented seminars to literally thousands of pilots from Coast to Coast and Border to Border.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description:  In this seminar, CFII and DPE Doug Stewart, will speak about his observations of the mistakes and pitfalls made by instrument pilots and offer suggestions on ways to make flying in the IFR system simple and efficient. He will discuss: How to pick up a clearance at a non-towered airport without having to rush to meet the void time; Setting up avionics for most efficiency and effectiveness; What data fields provide the most important information;   Holds made simple; The most important waypoint in the flight plan; and more.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Santa Rosa
Details:

Speaker: Jeff Edwards, Moderator

Speaker Bio:
In 1997, Jeff founded AvSafe, LLC, an aviation safety consulting company. Jeff has consulted on over 450 aircraft accident cases including the Marine Corps EA-6B gondola wire strike in Cavalese, Italy, the Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan Cessna 335 loss of control accident and others.  Jeff is a founder and current President of the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization, a national type club for Lancair fliers. Jeff has been a flight instructor since 1982 and is a former FAA designated pilot examiner. He is a Master Certificated Flight Instructor Emeritus and a 6 time designated Master Certificated Flight Instructor—less than 600 are so designated out of 91,000 CFIS in the United States.  In 2003, Jeff was selected as the National Flight Instructor of the Year by the FAA and industry.  Jeff is a former vice president and director of the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructor Association. 

Track: Aircraft Ownership, Flying and Business Use

Description: You'll learn the systems needed for high-altitude flight.  We will discuss: high-altitude, aerodynamics, high-altitude meteorology, the dangers of hypoxia, how to effectively use supplemental oxygen, how pressurization works, review the FAA oxygen requirements, airspace, equipment, and flight planning.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker: John "Jack" Hastings, Neurology and Aerospace Medicine

Speaker Bio: Dr. Hastings is a physician with dual board certification in neurology and aerospace medicine.  He served 36 years as an AME and senior AME. He has taught initial and recurrent training for AME's at FAA seminars for 33 years.  He serves as a senior neurological consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon.  Dr. Hastings holds teaching clinical positions in aerospace medicine programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and Wright State University.  He has authored chapters in aviation medicine texts and was a contributing author to ICAO's Civil Aviation Manual.  Dr. Hastings is a past president of the Aerospace Medicine Association and Civil Aviation Medical Association and served for 14 years as chairman of the EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council.  Dr. Hastings holds a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings and has accumulated 6200 flying hours in 46 years.  He is a Chicago native now residing in Tulsa, OK.

Track: Medical & Legal

Description: Developmental neurological conditions including attention deficit disorder, learning disability and other disorders can raise FAA concern about cognitive function.  Acquired neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, Parkinson's disease dementia and aging will likewise raise concerns in adulthood. We will discuss how the FAA deals with these questions.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: NORAD

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: In this action-packed briefing, NORAD F-15 and F-16 pilots will provide practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. This seminar is approved for FAA WINGS credit.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Smoketree F
Details:

Speaker: Dr. Mike Boost, Securaplane

Speaker Bio: Mike holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.  Mike has over 20 years of experience working on power generation and conversion, 12 years within aviation. Through his career, Mike has focused on: 1) Power conversion equipment including multi-chemistry battery chargers, cycloconverters, and inverters and 2) Energy storage devices including rechargeable lithium start batteries.

Track: Workshop

Description: Securaplane has been using lithium technology in its products for over a decade and has continued to develop that technology with a focus on safety. Securaplane has amassed an immense amount of knowledge concerning lithium technology would like to share our research through the following learning objectives:  Articulate the key benefits of using a lithium battery compared to a traditional technology and what that means to the operations of your aircraft; Understand how and why the key factors that contribute to lithium battery safety are cell size & chemistry and system design; Identify the key failure modes of lithium batteries, how the failures affect the system, and mitigation techniques built into the battery design.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: Tom Turner, Executive Director, ABS Air Safety Foundation, ATP, CFII, MCFI, MEI

Speaker Bio: Thomas P. Turner is Executive Director of the American Bonanza Society's Air Safety Foundation (www.bonanza.org).  An ATP and active CFII/MEI, Tom holds a Master's Degree in Aviation Safety and is a three-time Master CFI.  He is the 2010 National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year and the 2008 FAA Central Region Flight Instructor of the Year.  Tom is widely published  and a frequent speaker on topics of aviation safety and single-pilot risk management, including his free FLYING LESSONS Weekly e-zine available at www.mastery-flight-training.com.   

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: Surviving engine failure in a multiengine airplane often depends on the decisions you make after you feather the propeller. Review the many options and considerations you face during single-engine operations in a piston or light turbine twin.  Go beyond the memory checklist to make correct, confident and informed life-saving decisions.

Start:
2:00pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
IMC Club IFR Proficiency Center, booth #1100/1108
Details:

Presenter:  Mike Cetinich

Description:  We will explore all of the hazards related to winter weather with a focus on turbulence, icing and IMC. We will explore the causes as well as detection and forecasting of low and high level turbulence. We will explore the causes, detection and forecasting of icing, including types of icing and conditions conducive to severe icing.  Lastly, we will explore phenomenon that causes IMC, and we will look at tools to detect where IMC exists and how to forecast areas where it will be in the future.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Primrose A
Details:

Speaker: Abingdon Welch, President, Abingdon Co. - Moderator Panelists: Mark Mahnke, Jeff Edwards, Marc Zeitlin

Speaker Bio: When Abingdon Welch isn't delivering aircraft internationally to Austral-Asia or teaching at “Elite” flight school out in Las Vegas or running her women's watch company the Abingdon Co., you can catch her on reruns on the Discovery channel's reality show “Flying Wild Alaska”.

Track: Aircraft Ownership, Flying and Business Use

Description: You've owned certified aircraft and understand aircraft ownership. Experimental aircraft looks appealing with its lower costs and greater flexibility. But building your own airplane? How do you begin? What questions should you ask? Are there types of flying that experimental aircraft can't do? Should you just buy an experimental aircraft that is already built? What kind of support do you get after you own an experimental aircraft? These and other questions will be discussed with a panel of builders, salespersons, and representatives from the experimental side of aviation. It's not as hard as you may think to operate in the experimental world. Come with an open ear and a notepad and be ready to take a lot of notes. 

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: John Kounis, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Pilot Getaways Magazine

Speaker Bio: John has been crisscrossing the country in his Cessna 185 to research fun and exciting destinations—including 90 destinations in California alone. Before starting the magazine, he spent eight years in Germany, where he flew his Cessna 172RG more than 1,200 hours in over 40 countries. 

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: Mountain flying skills aren't only for the backcountry. John Kounis, editor of Pilot Getaways magazine, uses real-world examples such as crossing the Rocky Mountains, landing at Aspen, or simply getting out of the Los Angeles Basin to illustrate mountain flying topics including route planning, mountain meteorology, aircraft performance, and emergencies.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: Stephen Pope, Sr. Editor, Flying Magazine - Moderator. Panelists: Tom Harper, Avidyne and Jim Alpiser, Garmin.

Speaker Bio: Stephen Pope is a longtime aviation journalist and pilot. He grew up in northern New Jersey, where he started taking flying lessons at the age of 15 at a small grass strip in a Piper J-3 Cub. While in high school he worked as a line boy at the East 60th Street Heliport in New York City and First Aviation Services at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, as well as a reporter for several local newspapers.

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: Never before in the history of aviation have pilots benefitted from such an abundance of advanced cockpit technologies, available right at our fingertips. With upgrade choices to fit every need and budget, we focus on avionics that bring the biggest improvements in overall safety and operational flexibility.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker: Gary Reeves, MCFI, ATP, Owner, Pilot Safety Workshops

Speaker Bio: Gary Reeves is a 5000hour ATP, and Master Flight, Instrument, Multi-Engine Instructor.  A lead safety representative for the FAA Safety Team and a well known expert speaker in aviation safety.  www.pilotsafety.org

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: Be a better flight instructor and get 10 great tips to teaching with an iPad. Learn how to integrate iPads in all phases of training and how your students are allowed to use them on Check rides. Master Instructor and 5000hr ATP, Gary Reeves, will teach you the best apps and give everyone who attends some free lesson plans so you can use the iPad in training immediately.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Santa Rosa
Details:

Speaker: Jason Blair, CFI

Speaker Bio: Jason Blair got an early start in aviation. He started his flying experience at the age of 15, soloed at 16, and received his private pilot's certificate at 17. He is an active CFI with over 2500 hours of instruction given, NAFI Master Flight Instructor and a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for both part 61 and part 141 training providers.  He has served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors, represented the flight training community on a variety of committees including the FAA's Runway Safety Council, the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, the TSA Aviation Safety Advisory Council, NATA's Flight Training Committee, and others, and actively instructs.

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: FAA designated pilot examiner, flight instructor, and active GA pilot Jason Blair will give tips  and suggestions for pilots who own an aircraft and are trying to find the best airport to hangar or park their aircraft. The seminar will discuss hangar options, services options, and many other little tidbits that many pilots don't think about when they just pick the closest airport to home to hangar their aircraft. By thinking about more than just proximitey, a pilot can enhance their aviation experience and potentially increase the utility of their aircraft.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: Ed Valdez, President, Skyroamers, ATP, CFI, CFII Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Speaker Bio: Ed Valdez loves flying, teaching and helping others achieve their dreams. He began flying in 1980, has over 15,000 hours with type ratings in 7 aircraft, has been a captain, line check-airman and instructor for both the airlines and in general aviation. He enjoys working with beginning students equally as well as with NASA test pilots.  Recently bypassing his recall to United Airlines, Ed is enjoying his position as aviation professor, assisting his students achieve their dream of flight, flying and teaching the Gulfstream G2 and G3 aircraft, teaching International Flight Procedures and continuing Skyroamers, Ralph Butchers excellent training manuals and syllabi.

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: Learn the basics of buying, setting up, and using the iPad in the cockpit. The iPad is a great tool in the cockpit, but only if you know how to use it properly! This seminar will cover all the basics, and discuss iPad accessories and popular apps. If you are using or thinking of using an iPad, iPad Mini or iPhone for flying, you won't want to miss this informative seminar!

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Smoketree F
Details:

Speaker: Phillips 66

Speaker Bio: 

Track: Workshop

Description:

Start:
4:45pm
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Santa Rosa Room Renaissance Hotel
Details:

Speaker: Moderator:  Jason Blair, Panelists include Shawn Mullin, iFlyElite.com (Las Vegas), Co-Owner / Designated Pilot Examiner and others.

Description: Flight training providers are invited to a roundtable discussion for a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and concerns for the current flight training community. During this moderated discussion, attendees and panelists will discuss current challenges as well as new ideas to improve the flight training process and the business of flight training. This panel has been scheduled at the end of the day to allow for longer discussion if needed. The panel will be moderated by Jason Blair and will include panelists who are actively involved in the day to day operation, management, and ownership of flight training businesses. The content of this panel will be summarized and reported via written report and articles along with shared with aviation industry associations to express the current concerns that the flight training industry feels are important for address by the aviation community.

Start:
5:00pm
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Renaissance Pool-Side
Details:

Join Amelia Rose Earhart, Abingdon Welch and other adventure flyers at the Renaissance Pool-Side from 5-6pm on Friday.  Cash bar

Start:
7:00pm
End:
11:00pm
Where:
Palm Springs Air Museum
Details:

Enjoy the music of Saga Strings, take a B-17 tour, enjoy delicious food, open bar and more.

Shuttles provided from Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt and Courtyard at 6:45pm

01
Saturday
Start:
9:00am
End:
10:00am
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Description: Brian Shul is one of the most popular and dynamic keynote speakers in America today. His compelling story of living fearlessly and embracing the opportunities each day brings, resonates with men and woman of all ages. As an Air Force fighter pilot, Brian was shot down in the Vietnam War and severely burned in the ensuing crash. Initially given up for dead, he was finally rescued and spent one year in hospitals, endured 15 surgeries and was told his flying days were over. Amazingly, Brian returned to active duty flying, became an Airshow Demonstration pilot, went on to become a TOPGUN instructor, and culminated his Air Force career by flying the Top Secret spy plane, the SR-71. Flying the world's fastest and highest flying aircraft required an astronaut physical and Brian made Air Force history when he passed with no waivers. Brian retired from the Air Force in 1990 and pursued his writing and photography interests. Internationally known for his incredible aviation photography, he wrote the first book about flying the Blackbird, illustrated with his own photos. It was Aviation Book of the Year and is today the single most popular book worldwide on the SR-71. Brian masterfully uses his aviation slides and stories as a vehicle to tell a broader inspired story of hope, overcoming obstacles and daring to dream. From lying near death in the jungles of Southeast Asia to flying the world's fastest jet, Brian shares his amazing story in this most unforgettable one-of-a-kind presentation.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker: Jack McCormick, President, Baja Bush Pilots, Inc.

Speaker Bio: As President of the Baja Bush Pilots International as well as have lead over 1,200 aircraft on group trips throughout Mexico and Central America over the past 14 years, McCormick is recognized as an aviation expert for private aircraft traveling “South of the Border”.  McCormick holds US and Mexican pilot licenses, is active with several Central American flying clubs, can provide necessary information for flying in these areas, and publishes the only English language airport guide that lists both primary and secondary airports/airstrips in Mexico and Central America.

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: Join Jack and other Bush pilots as he leads you through a trip of fun, adventure, surprises, and more.  Although Jack will cover some of the rules and regulations for flying south, his main emphasis will be on why you should fly south.  This presentation will be a photo log of his CenAm trip in 2012 when he led about 15 aircraft down to Panama and back. 

And after the photo log presentation, he will go over some of the rules including how to comply with both the US and Mexico APIS regulations.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Smoketree F
Details:

Speaker: Eric Hake, ForeFlight Evangelist

Speaker Bio: Eric Hake (AGI, IGI, CFI, CFII) was hired as employee #1 by ForeFlight, in 2009. Eric helped build the ForeFlight Pilot Support Team and represents the company as its Corporate Training Instructor, providing custom training for corporate flight departments and flight training organizations. Eric is an active Flight Instructor and FAASafety Team Representative who gives talks for pilots groups around the country. When not traveling, Eric teaches local pilots Emergency Procedures Training (EPT), Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) Training with the Cirrus Perspective, Garmin G1000 / GNS430 / 530 /GTN650 / 750, Using the iPad in the Cockpit: ForeFlight Mobile, Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM), and Private / Instrument / Commercial / CFI/I Ratings in conjunction with the RedBird Full Motion flight simulator.

Track: Workshop

Description: This presentation digs into how to effectively use ForeFlight Mobile via real-world flight scenarios. Although not a beginners' course, pilots at  all iPad and ForeFlight proficiency levels will benefit. The material will particularly appeal to those that have been flying with ForeFlight for a year or more and would like to know how to get the most out of the app. ForeFlight and the iPad continue to change how pilots fly and manage information in the cockpit. This course will show you how to navigate these tools to help you fly safer and improve your decision making.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Santa Rosa
Details:

Speaker: Justine Harrison, Esq., Harrison Counsel

Panelist: Lisa Toscano, Esq. (Senior Counsel, FAA Western Pacific Region) 

Speaker Bio: Justine's practice focuses on corporate and aviation law. As a multi-enginem instrument rated pilot and aircraft owner/operator, Justine brings an intimate understanding of aviation issues to her practice as well as experience in aviation transactions, FAA matters and NTSB matters. 

Track: Medical & Legal

Description: Ramp checks, letters of investigation from FAA Inspectors, telephone numbers given by ATC to call after landing, in-flight ATC queries... Make sure you understand your rights, what is happening, and potential consequences before you respond!

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: Max Trescott, CFI, Author

Speaker Bio: After 25 years in high tech, Max devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, consulting and giving seminars. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and specializes in teaching in Cirrus Aircraft and G1000-equipped airplanes.  He is the 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

 

Description: When do you load versus activate? When do you switch the CDI needle from GPS to the ILS or VOR? What's the difference between LPV, LNAV, LNAV+V, LP and the other minimums you can now use when flying a GPS approach? Max Trescott specializes in teaching how to use modern GPSs and has authored two books on the subject.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: Ric Loewen, NATCA's National Runway Safety Action Team Representative

Speaker Bio: Ric Loewen is an aircraft owner and avid aviator.  Since earning his first Pilot rating in 1981 in Colorado Springs he has piloted over two dozen aircraft. Ric has been an air traffic controller since 1989 in New England and Texas, presently serving at DFW Tower.  Ric has served NATCA in a variety of rolls, currently as the national runway safety representative on the Root Cause Analysis Team, technical representative on the Runway Status Lights program, and Alternate Regional Vice President of the Southwest Region.

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: This presentation will provide the audience with information on technology and procedural changes to enhance safety on the runway.  Pilots will learn what equipment controllers are receiving to provide a safety runway environment and also procedures designed to prevent incursions and excursions.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Primrose A
Details:

Speaker: Robert Goyer, Editor-in-Chief, Flying Magazine -  Moderator.  Panelists: Jamail Larkins of Ascension Air, Mike Brosler of Planesmart and other experts.

Speaker Bio: In Going Direct, Robert Goyer airs his thoughts on some of the most controversial aviation issues of the day.  Robert has been with Flying since 1994. During that time he had written and photographed hundreds of feature stories on a wide variety of topics.

Track: Aircraft Ownership, Flying and Business Use

Description: With the cost of flying being higher than ever, many pilots are looking for ways to get into ownership for less or to get more airplane for the same amount of money, and there are a number of ways to do this, from flying clubs to partnerships. To get to the bare facts of the subject,  Flying editor-in-chief Robert Goyer asks shared ownership experts about the benefits and drawbacks of sharing airplane use.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:30am
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: John "Jack" Hastings, Neurology and Aerospace Medicine

Speaker Bio: Dr. Hastings is a physician with dual board certification in neurology and aerospace medicine.  He served 36 years as an AME and senior AME. He has taught initial and recurrent training for AME's at FAA seminars for 33 years.  He serves as a senior neurological consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon.  Dr. Hastings holds teaching clinical positions in aerospace medicine programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and Wright State University.  He has authored chapters in aviation medicine texts and was a contributing author to ICAO's Civil Aviation Manual.  Dr. Hastings is a past president of the Aerospace Medicine Association and Civil Aviation Medical Association and served for 14 years as chairman of the EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council.  Dr. Hastings holds a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings and has accumulated 6200 flying hours in 46 years.  He is a Chicago native now residing in Tulsa, OK.

Track: Medical & Legal

Description: Though most pilots leave the AME's office with a medical certificate, about 40,000 pilots per year must deal with the special issuance process, in which certification is time limited and dependent upon fulfillment of follow up requirements including medical evaluations and testing. We will discuss the FAA special issuance process.

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
IMC Club IFR Proficiency Center, booth #1100/1108
Details:

Presenter: Mike Cetinich

Description:
This is a basic aviation weather session that will describe the general structure of the atmosphere and circulations. We will explore the three dimensional aspect of the atmosphere and the impact it plays on aviation. We will look at air masses and fronts and explain the weather typically associated with these. We will also look at basic aviation weather products and how to interpret the information presented.

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
FLYING Booth #613
Details:
Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: Charles Scheider, President, MyGoFlight

Speaker Bio: Charlie is an instrument rated pilot and a staunch advocate of pilots properly using advanced technology in-flight. He has always flown with an EFB starting with the use of heavy and expensive laptop computers. When the iPad became available, Charlie saw that as an opportunity to bring low cost, securable, easy to use devices such as an iPad to all pilots to make flying safer, simpler, and more fun. His popular seminar series, iPad Takes Flight!, has been given to thousands of pilots over the years. 

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: This session covers Pre-Flight, Flight Planning, Weather and iPad Readiness.  Bring your iPad charged, apps loaded, and data updated. Follow along with the session leader as real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate what proficiency looks like. Test your own skills. Prizes will be given to those answering questions correctly. This is a fun way to learn and win!

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker: Gregory Pinnell, MD, Senior AME, Senior Flight Surgeon USAFR

Speaker Bio: Dr. Gregory Pinnell is a board certified Family Practitioner and Senior Aviation Medical Examiner in Saginaw, Michigan.   He serves as a Senior Flight Surgeon for the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base as Deputy Chief of Space Bioastronautics for Human Space Flight Support serving NASA.  He is a member of  EAA's Aeromedical Advisory Council he also serves as an adjunct professor teaching Aviation Physiology at Western Michigan University College of Aviation.

Track: Medical & Legal

Description: This talk will explore how to determine if you are medically fit to fly your LSA and look at real life medical cases.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Santa Rosa
Details:

Speaker: Howard Wolvington, 2014 National CFI of the Year

Speaker Bio: Howard Wolvington, the 2014 National CFI of the Year, is an independent CFI from the Seattle, Washington area.  As an ATP with more than 13,000 hours and 10,000 hours of flight instruction, his clients range from student pilots taking their first flights to Captains that fly for major airlines.  He instructs extensively in Technically Advanced Aircraft for his clients.  Multiple cross trips in his personal Comanche 250 serve as teaching references for his instruction with clients.  He has extensive experience in the installation and effective use of ADS-B technology in a variety of aircraft.

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: ADS-B requirements and services for the pilot will be explained.  This will include the ADS-B 2020 mandate for General Aviation aircraft, and the services and limitations of inflight traffic and weather reporting that are provided to pilots via both certified and portable equipment.  ADS-B will be compared to other systems. This seminar qualifies for Wings Credit.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose A
Details:

Speaker: Jason Blair, CFI - Moderator.  Panelists: Doug Stewart, Executive Director, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Karl Baxter, Pilot and Pilot Recruiter, ExpressJet Airlines, Nicola O'Toole, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, Flight Training Department Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Speaker Bio: Jason Blair got an early start in aviation. He started his flying experience at the age of 15, soloed at 16, and received his private pilot's certificate at 17. He is an active CFI with over 2500 hours of instruction given, NAFI Master Flight Instructor and a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for both part 61 and part 141 training providers.  He has served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors, represented the flight training community on a variety of committees including the FAA's Runway Safety Council, the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, the TSA Aviation Safety Advisory Council, NATA's Flight Training Committee, and others, and actively instructs.

Track: Aircraft Ownership, Flying and Business Use

Description: This forum will be a panel moderated by Jason Blair of airline, university, and flight training industry professionals discussing pilot career options, considerations, and the effects of recent changes in ATP pilot certification requirements. The panel will discuss career paths, strategies, and the state of pilot recruitment and hiring. The panel will be moderated and allow for questions for the audience.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: Judy Phelps, Master CFI-A

Speaker Bio: Judy Phelps, Master Certified Flight Instructor-Aerobatic, CFI - Instrument, specializing in Tailwheel, Spins, Emergency Maneuver Training and Aerobatics.  Judy is the 2011 National Flight Instructor of the Year, the 2010 Western Pacific Region FAA Flight Instructor of the year, the 2008 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year by the Southwest Section of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, and the 2006 Woman Pilot of the Year by the Ventura County Chapter of the Ninety-Nines.  She is a charter member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).  Judy's career in aviation started in 1994 when she met and married Clay Phelps, the CP of CP Aviation.  In 2003 she became a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and has logged over 7,000 hours.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: Judy Phelps, Master CFI-Aerobatic will talk about Spins and Unusual Attitudes. She will cover how to get yourself into and out of these situations but more importantly how to avoid them! She will incorporate actual video taken during training flights to give attendees the perspective from outside the cockpit and the pilot's perspective inside the cockpit. This is a class for all pilots and student pilots to learn about stalls, spin dynamics, overbanked recoveries and much more. This seminar quaifies for Wings Credit.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: NORAD

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: In this action-packed briefing, NORAD F-15 and F-16 pilots will provide practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. This seminar is approved for FAA WINGS credit.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Smoketree F
Details:

Speaker: Tom Alston, COO, Aero & Marine Tax Professionals

Track: Workshop

Description: The State of California is attempting to assess tax on all aircraft purchases including those made by out of state residences.  The experts at AERO&MARINE will expose the section of California tax law that the State is using to assess tax on all aircraft purchases. Additionally they will present the methods an aircraft owner can use to legally avoid the tax by supporting a claim for an exemption.

Start:
2:00pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
IMC Club IFR Proficiency Center, booth #1100/1108
Details:

Presenters:  Mike Pound & James (Slim) Morgan

Description:  If you remember the Jim Terpstra chart clinics from Jeppesen – and even if you don't – this second of a five-part series, will give you detailed information on departure charts and flying a full departure procedure.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:00pm
Where:
Santa Rosa Room Renaissance Hotel
Details:

Speaker: Mark Korin, President, Alpha Systems

Track: Aircraft Ownership, Flying and Business Use

Speaker Bio: Mark Korin is the CEO of DepotStar an engineering company which also is the manufacturer of Alpha Systems AOA. Over the last 18 years, improving and designing the best AOA system for GA. He is a VFR pilot, inventor and is the Mayor for the City of Oak Grove, Minnesota and very active in the local, state and national politics.

Description: Exceeding the wings critical angle of attack can lead to loss of control. Learn how to manage your wing's energy and safely maintain lift when flying in the pattern. Learn to Incorporate continuous angle of attack awareness in your flying to safely maintain positive control of your aircraft in all flight regimes.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Smoketree F
Details:

Speaker: C&D Associates

Speaker Bio: Bill Sandmann has been in the heater business for 18 years. He is a private pilot and the Quality Assurance Manager at C&D Associates. www.CDaircraftheaters.com

Track: Workshop

Description: Don’t be left out in the cold! With C&D Associates unmatched safety record in the industry; who better to learn from than the heater guy himself, Bill Sandmann. Bill teaches you 7 ways to keep your combustion cabin heater working and safe. From complying with the Janitrol and South Wind AD’s to yearly maintenance all pilots should know how to maintain a safe heater.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: Gary Reeves, MCFI, ATP, Owner, Pilot Safety Workshops

Speaker Bio: Gary Reeves is a 5000hour ATP, and Master Flight, Instrument, Multi-Engine Instructor.  A lead safety representative for the FAA Safety Team and a well known expert speaker in aviation safety.  www.pilotsafety.org

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: Come spend 75 minutes with an expert who will cover the 25 most common pilot mistakes.  These are the mistakes that good pilots continue to make on a regular basis.  We will hold an open discussion on the three main reasons they happen and how to prevent them.  These mistakes happen on all level from students to airline pilots and are both VFR and IFR.  This is a must have class for anyone who wants to be a safer pilot or better instructor.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: John Kounis, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Pilot Getaways Magazine

Speaker Bio: John has been crisscrossing the country in his Cessna 185 to research fun and exciting destinations—including 90 destinations in California alone. Before starting the magazine, he spent eight years in Germany, where he flew his Cessna 172RG more than 1,200 hours in over 40 countries. 

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: Fly along on an audio-visual tour with stunning aerial and ground photography with John Kounis, editor of Pilot Getaways, who has spent the last 16 years crisscrossing the country to research the best fly-in weekend getaways, airport restaurants, and even complete flying vacations for the magazine.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Primrose A
Details:

Speakers: Pia Bergqvist, Sr. Editor, Flying Magazine - Moderator. Panelists: Justine A. Harrison, Aviation Lawyer, Brad Hayden, President, Robotic Skies Vince J. Pujalte, Program chair, assistant professor Unmanned Aircraft Systems ERAU

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: Drones are being used more and more for commercial purposes. Being such a new market, there are many misconceptions about this budding industry. This panel discussion will help clarify the legal issues and the rules and regulations that govern the use of drones. Panelists will also discuss what types of drones are flying and what can be expected in the future, including new job opportunities for pilots and businesses. 

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: Stephen Pope, Sr. Editor, Flying Magazine - Moderator. Panelists: Tom Harper, Avidyne, Pete Ring, FreeFlight and Jim Alpiser Garmin

Speaker Bio: Stephen Pope is a longtime aviation journalist and pilot. He grew up in northern New Jersey, where he started taking flying lessons at the age of 15 at a small grass strip in a Piper J-3 Cub. While in high school he worked as a line boy at the East 60th Street Heliport in New York City and First Aviation Services at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, as well as a reporter for several local newspapers.

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: The FAA's NextGen ATC modernization project has evolved from the nebulous planning stage to stark reality. Here's what you need to know to prepare for a brave new world of satellite-based air traffic management, from the upcoming ADS-B equipment mandate to WAAS LPV approach capability and everything in between.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:15pm
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker: Gregory Pinnell, MD, Senior AME, Senior Flight Surgeon USAFR

Speaker Bio: Dr. Gregory Pinnell is a board certified Family Practitioner and Senior Aviation Medical Examiner in Saginaw, Michigan.   He serves as a Senior Flight Surgeon for the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base as Deputy Chief of Space Bioastronautics for Human Space Flight Support serving NASA.  He is a member of EAA’s Aeromedical Advisory Council he also serves as an adjunct professor teaching Aviation Physiology at Western Michigan University College of Aviation.

Track: Medical & Legal

Description: The FAA Medical Special Issuance can be a daunting task. We will look at the common problems with Special Issuance medical certification and how to navigate the process.

Start:
7:00pm
End:
10:00pm
Where:
Hilton Hotel Pool-side
Details:

Join us for a wine and vodka tasting with grooving music and delicious California cuisine!

02
Sunday
Start:
9:00am
End:
10:00am
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Description: John and Martha will share some great stories (some of them may even be true!) and answer your questions about risk management, proficiency, and any other topics of interest to you. We hope you'll find the session interactive and informative – and most of all, fun!

 

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: Kay Sundaram, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, NAFI Member

Speaker Bio: Kay Sundaram, aka “Sunny”, has had a passion for flight since the age of 12, when she received her first flying lesson. She went on to complete her solo flight on her 16th birthday and earned a Private Pilot certificate at age 17. Her passion has taken her ever-upward to a fulfilling Aerospace Engineering career during the last 20 years. Kay serves as an independent consultant for Areté Trainers, based in San Diego CA. She provides Aviation Training and Engineering support services to commercial clients. Kay is a FAA Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Instrument Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI), FAA Advanced & Instrument Ground Instructor (AGI, IGI), and holds degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University (BS) and Stanford University (MS).

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: Learn the basics of buying, setting up, performing three "iPad checklists", and using the iPad in the cockpit.  The iPad is a great tool in the cockpit, but only if you know how to use it properly!  This seminar will cover all the basics, and discuss iPad accessories and popular apps.  If you are using or thinking of using an iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPod Touch for flying, you won't want to miss this informative seminar!

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Santa Rosa
Details:

Speaker: Doug Stewart, MCFI, Executive Director of SAFE

Speaker Bio: Doug Stewart, the Executive Director of SAFE (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators) is a full time flight instructor and designated examiner having provided more than 10,800 hours of dual instruction with almost half of that being instrument instruction. He is an eight time Master CFI, and the 2004 National Flight Instructor of the Year. For many years he was the author of The Vintage Instructor column appearing in Vintage Airplane  magazine. He is also a frequent contributor to FAA Safety Briefing.  He has presented seminars to literally thousands of pilots from Coast to Coast and Border to Border.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description:  It is said that when operating a tailwheel airplane you are not done flying until the engine is shut down and the tiedown ropes are attached, and we will attest to that. Some of the most important lessons to be learned in a taildragger are those lessons on the ground, especially when the wind is blowing. Learn from a long time tailwheel instructor. Even if you fly an airplane with the little wheel in front, there is something to be learned in this seminar.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker: Justine Harrison, Esq., Harrison Counsel

Speaker Bio: Justine's practice focuses on corporate and aviation law. As a multi-enginem instrument rated pilot and aircraft owner/operator, Justine brings an intimate understanding of aviation issues to her practice as well as experience in aviation transactions, FAA matters and NTSB matters. 

Track: Aircraft Ownership, Flying and Business Use

Description: Are you using or considering using an owned, leased or rented aircraft for business? This session will identify steps you can take to pursue this goal, FAA and IRS "danger zone" issues, commonly used structures, and recent developments on these topics.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: NORAD

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: In this action-packed briefing, NORAD F-15 and F-16 pilots will provide practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. This seminar is approved for FAA WINGS credit.

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: Pia Bergqvist, Sr. Editor, Flying Magazine 

Speaker Bio: Pia Bergqvist joined Flying in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: Many pilots are reluctant to declaring an emergency for fear of possible repercussions. Will there be stacks of paperwork? Will you get in trouble with the FAA? This seminar will make sense of what you should do if the unexpected happens and what you can expect once you're safely on the ground. 

Start:
10:30am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Primrose A
Details:

Speaker: William Pass, CFI, Trained Professional Rescuer, H2O2, Tina Dittmar, Aquatics and Management Expert, H2O2, LTD Bryan J. Cuffman

Track: Aircraft Ownership, Flying and Business Use

Description: Flying a coastal route or going offshore to the Bahamas with an aircraft requires a little bit more in planning and preparation. Many pilots and their passengers are not fully aware of some challenges an ocean can bear. Ditching an aircraft is a rare occasion. With simple steps and smart flight planning you can prepare your aircraft, your crew and passengers. In the last two years since H2O2 Foundation has started they have trained 250+ GA pilots with their elementary and hands-on safety workshops.

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
IMC Club IFR Proficiency Center, booth #1100/1108
Details:

Presenters:  Mike Pound & James (Slim Morgan)

Description:
Whether you fly high or low altitudes, enroute charts are the key to turning a successful departure into an anticipated arrival. In this session, we dig deep into the enroute chart structure and symbology. Our chart insiders will unlock new levels of information you can put to work on your next flight – and every flight thereafter.

12:00pm -
Start:
12:00pm
End:
2:00pm
Where:
FLYING Booth #613
Details:

Check Presentations

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Smoketree A-E
Details:

Speaker: Charles Scheider, President, MyGoFlight

Speaker Bio: Charlie is an instrument rated pilot and a staunch advocate of pilots properly using advanced technology in-flight. He has always flown with an EFB starting with the use of heavy and expensive laptop computers. When the iPad became available, Charlie saw that as an opportunity to bring low cost, securable, easy to use devices such as an iPad to all pilots to make flying safer, simpler, and more fun. His popular seminar series, iPad Takes Flight!, has been given to thousands of pilots over the years. 

Track: Aircraft Maintenance and Technology

Description: This session covers Pre-Flight, Flight Planning, Weather and iPad Readiness.  Bring your iPad charged, apps loaded, and data updated. Follow along with the session leader as real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate what proficiency looks like. Test your own skills. Prizes will be given to those answering questions correctly. This is a fun way to learn and win!

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose B
Details:

Speaker: Dale Wright, Director, Safety and Technology for NATCA

Speaker Bio: Dale Wright is the Director of Safety and Technology for NATCA.  After retiring with 33 years experience as an Air Traffic Controller, the opportunity to continue working the field was too much to pass up!  Mr. Wright is an IFR licensed pilot with over 2500 hours and is an aircraft owner.

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: This presentation provides the pilots with information controllers need from the pilot to make flying in the National Airspace System safer.  Topics from obtaining clearances to future technology are discussed to provide pilots information on what controllers need from them.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose C
Details:

Speaker: Doug Stewart, MCFI, Executive Director of SAFE

Speaker Bio: Doug Stewart, the Executive Director of SAFE (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators) is a full time flight instructor and designated examiner having provided more than 10,800 hours of dual instruction with almost half of that being instrument instruction. He is an eight time Master CFI, and the 2004 National Flight Instructor of the Year. For many years he was the author of The Vintage Instructor column appearing in Vintage Airplane  magazine. He is also a frequent contributor to FAA Safety Briefing.  He has presented seminars to literally thousands of pilots from Coast to Coast and Border to Border.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: While most pilots know how to get a Standard Briefing, there are many less frequently utilized tools and places to find information the pilot can use to help make his/her “go or no go” decision.  Where to find this information and how to use it, are important to add to the toolbox of the safety minded pilot. Decision making using this information should be considered as  critical not only when flying short hops to your favorite airport diner, but in any cross country environment.  Doug will help us to consider how to use information and resources we may not have considered in the past to make us all safer pilots.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Smoketree F
Details:

Speaker: Justine Harrison, Esq., Harrison Counsel

Panelist: John Kounis, Co-Founder and Editor at Pilot Getaways Magazine

Speaker Bio: Justine’s practice focuses on corporate and aviation law. As a multi-enginem instrument rated pilot and aircraft owner/operator, Justine brings an intimate understanding of aviation issues to her practice as well as experience in aviation transactions, FAA matters and NTSB matters.

Description: Personal aviation can be your own time machine. Enjoy its freedom and benefits, going where you want, when you want! Most US airline flights go to 70 airports in the US, but with general aviation, you can access more than 5,000 airports across the nation. Come learn about the many ways you can have the aviation lifestyle - fractional ownership, charters, earning your pilot license and flying yourself - options abound! This seminar is sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Santa Rosa
Details:

Speaker: Max Trescott, CFI, Author

Speaker Bio: After 25 years in high tech, Max devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, consulting and giving seminars. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and specializes in teaching in Cirrus Aircraft and G1000-equipped airplanes.  He is the 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year.

Track: Building Pilot Skills

Description: When do you load versus activate? When do you switch the CDI needle from GPS to the ILS or VOR? What's the difference between LPV, LNAV, LNAV+V, LP and the other minimums you can now use when flying a GPS approach? Max Trescott specializes in teaching how to use modern GPSs and has authored two books on the subject.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
Primrose A
Details:

Speaker: Stephen Pope, Sr. Editor, Flying Magazine - Moderator. Panelists: Brad Hayden, President, Robotic Skies and others.

Speaker Bio: Stephen Pope is a longtime aviation journalist and pilot. He grew up in northern New Jersey, where he started taking flying lessons at the age of 15 at a small grass strip in a Piper J-3 Cub. While in high school he worked as a line boy at the East 60th Street Heliport in New York City and First Aviation Services at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, as well as a reporter for several local newspapers.

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: As the FAA prepares for integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace System, the far-reaching implications of this radical shift are on the minds of all pilots. Our panel of experts explore what a future flying with drones in our midst will mean for our personal safety.

Start:
1:15pm
End:
2:30pm
Where:
San Jacinto
Details:

Speaker:  Joseph Daniele, Lockheed Martin

Track: Airspace and Airport Operations

Description: Learn how to fly more safely. Take advantage of Lockheed Martin's newest but little known capabilities, available via www.1800wxbrief.com, email, text, satellite communications, and many of your favorite app providers.  They're easy to use; many are pro-active; and they're integrated for effective delivery via online, phone and radio services.

Start:
2:00pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
IMC Club IFR Proficiency Center, booth #1100/1108
Details:

Presenters:  Mike Pound & James (Slim Morgan)
Description: Imagine you've departed an airfield, flown several hundred-or several thousand-miles, and it's time to make your way down. While your arrival chart looks and functions just like your departure and enroute charts, arrivals have unique challenges that are not to be overlooked. Transition, vertical navigation planning, communication, and other increases in cockpit workload mean that you need to be reading arrival charts, not deciphering them. In part 4 of Chart Clinic Confidential series, our chart professionals will show to use your charts more effectively in your transition from enroute to arrival and, ultimately, set you up for a successful approach and landing.

Start:
4:00pm
End:
5:00pm
Where:
Palm Springs International Tower
Details:

Palm Springs International Tower Tour.  Free.  Sign up at registration.